Woman Hospitalized After Botched Abortion at California Planned Parenthood

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 2, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Woman Hospitalized After Botched Abortion at California Planned Parenthood

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 2
, 2010

Riverside, CA (LifeNews.com) — An ambulance appeared at the Riverside, California Planned Parenthood abortion business on Tuesday to transport a woman to a local hospital after a botched abortion. The Planned Parenthood in Riverside is the location where three women have already died from failed abortions.

Ashley Colantuono of the pro-life group Survivors explains that an ambulance, fire truck, and a police car arrived, sirens blaring, in the parking lot at the Planned Parenthood late Tuesday morning.

Rachelle, a local pro-life woman helping women outside the center find abortion alternatives, said, “I was so confused. I’ve been at this clinic three times now when ambulances have responded to a call, but they never used sirens (before).”

Colantuono said the abortion practitioner appeared outside the Planned Parenthood about 10 minutes later and escorted a woman into the ambulance. The ambulance left the property and the other emergency response vehicles vacated shortly thereafter.

"At this time, we do not know any specifics about the well being of the woman taken transported in the ambulance," she said.

The Survivors activist is not surprised that another woman is in medical danger following an abortion.

"This isn’t the first time an ambulance has been to this particular clinic. Edrica Goode, 21, died on Valentines day 2007. Edrica went to Planned Parenthood Riverside to attain a second trimester abortion. After having laminaria inserted to dilate her cervix, she became mentally disoriented, developed a fever along with vomiting, and then died," Colantuono explained.

Edrica is the third known death among Planned Parenthood patients in California in the last four years.

"Holly Patterson, 18, died of an infection after an RU-486 abortion in 2003. Diana Lopez, 25, bled to death in 2002 after her cervix was punctured during an abortion procedure," Colantuono adds.

More deaths and injuries may continue if only because state officials are not holding Planned Parenthood accountable and may not even know of the problems.

"Edrica’s mother’s lawyer indicates that Planned Parenthood did not report any of these deaths to the state, as required by law," Colantuono said.

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